Walter Roettger Death, Obituary – Following the demise of Dr. Walter Roettger, who served as President Emeritus of Lyon College and who passed away on Sunday in Syracuse, New York, the community of students, faculty, and staff at the institution are in a state of mourning. The town as a whole is in a gloomy mood as a result of the death of Dr. Walter Roettger.
Dr. Roettger was not only a pioneer within the college itself but also within the larger community of educational institutions as a whole during the years that he served as president of Lyon College, which began in 1998 and ended in 2009.
His tenure as president of Lyon College began in 1998 and ended in 2009. His time as a faculty member at Lyon College spans the years 1998 through 2009. It was under Dr. Roettger’s leadership that Lyon College received national recognition for its academic excellence, increased enrollment, added new academic majors, constructed several new buildings.
including the Derby Center for Science and Mathematics, finished one capital campaign and launched another, increased the size of its faculty, established new varsity athletic programs, and developed the Lyon Experience. Dr. Roettger is a member of the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).
A member of the American Association of Colleges and Universities, Dr. Roettger is a member of the organization (AAC&U). In addition to all of these accomplishments, the college has also been recognized on a national scale for the caliber of the academic programs that it offers.
During the eleven years that Dr. Roettger was employed at Lyon College, a total of nine different professors from the college were selected to receive the Arkansas Professor of the Year title. These professors all came from Lyon College.
During those eleven years, Dr. Roettger was also recognized for his outstanding service with the Distinguished Service Award. His son Dan and his wife Margaret “Peggy” Roettger, who used to be the director of alumni and parent services at Lyon, are the only members of Dr. Roettger’s family who are still with us today.
The whole Lyon College community extends its most heartfelt sympathies to Peggy, Dan, and the rest of Dr. Roettger’s family, as well as to all of those who knew and cared for him. We are deeply saddened by his passing. The news of Dr. Roettger’s passing has left us in utter disbelief and grief.
In both honor of and in memory of Dr. Roettger, the flags that fly on the campus of Lyon College will be lowered to their half-staff positions for the duration of this week. Up to the end of the week, the flags will remain at their current height. This act of courtesy is going to be carried out each and every day.